September BBC iPlayer monthly performance pack
The headlines, put together by the Communications team in BBC Future Media & Technlogy are:
• In total, BBC iPlayer received 114 million requests for programmes across all platforms in September, including both online platforms and devices and BBC iPlayer on Virgin Media TV. This was a slight decrease from strong August programming, which included Sherlock, Top Gear and the BBC3 Adult Season, however requests across September increased week-by-week as the month progressed (see slide 10). This corresponded with the new autumn schedules, and the re-launch of BBC iPlayer.
• Returning autumn drama on TV performed well, including Merlin, Waterloo Road and Spooks. EastEnders attracted significantly more requests than usual due to high-profile storylines and Mock the Week and the return of Michael McIntyre's Comedy Road Show did well for comedy. On radio, Radio 5Live's coverage of Switzerland v England football match was the most-requested programme of the month.
• Live TV viewing via the BBC iPlayer increased slightly this September, to make up 10% of all TV programme requests, as also did live radio listening, making up 71% of all radio requests - influenced by the football season and Formula 1 coverage.
Nick Reynolds is Social Media Executive, BBC Online